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Waste Of Thyme: Why Do We Have To Buy More Herbs Than Recipes Call For?

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 07:00

Fresh herbs are some of the most perishable items in the produce section. And yet, shoppers are forced to buy amounts that are bound to go wasted at home.

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Sheriff Arpaio: Trump Has 'Guts And Courage'

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 06:37

Former "America's Toughest Sheriff" Joe Arpaio tells NPR he has not asked President Trump for a pardon and has not heard directly from him. "But I will accept it if he does do it," he said.

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CHART: The Relationship Between Seeing Discrimination And Voting For Trump

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 05:00

There is an apparent correlation between a state's likelihood of having voted for Trump and whether residents think black, immigrant, and gay and lesbian communities face "a lot of discrimination."

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3 Questions About A Pro-Russia Congressman's Meeting With Julian Assange

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 05:00

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., met in London with Julian Assange — and has a secret message from Assange for President Trump.

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A First Look: Inside The Lab Where Scientists Are Editing DNA In Human Embryos

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 05:00

NPR gets exclusive access to a lab in Portland, Ore., where scientists have begun editing the DNA in human embryos to try to prevent genetic diseases.

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California Prepares For An Eclipse Of Its Solar Power

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 05:00

On a sunny day, California gets up to 40 percent of its energy from solar power, so Monday's total eclipse isn't just a scientific spectacle, it's a major concern for the state's power grid.

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South Africa Puts A 'Red Alert' At Its Borders For Zimbabwe's Grace Mugabe

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 00:07

A 20-year old South African model accusing Zimbabwe's First Lady of beating her with an extension cord has rejected a proposed cash settlement, according to her legal team.

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WATCH: Protesters Try To Surrender In Solidarity With Confederate Statue Topplers

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 23:55

Upward of 100 people showed up at a courthouse in Durham, N.C., to support the people arrested for tearing down a Confederate monument. Then, they tried to turn themselves in, saying, "Arrest me too!"

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Once Shot For Advocating For Girls' Education, Malala Is Going To Oxford

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 19:35

The young Pakistani-born woman shot by the Taliban because she advocated for girls education is now headed for Oxford. Malala Yousafzai is also the youngest-ever winner of the Nobel Peace Prize

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'We're Not Them' — Condemning Charlottesville And Condoning White Resentment

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 16:58

A scholar and a journalist offer context and analysis on the events in Charlottesville and the politics of white anger.

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'That's Good,' Philippine President Says, As Drug Raids Kill Unprecedented Numbers

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 16:54

Police raids in the Philippines over a three-day span killed dozens of people suspected of selling or using drugs. They're the bloodiest known days in President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs.

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Local Reporter Describes What We Know About Van Attack In Barcelona

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 16:36

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Fiona Govan, a reporter for The Local, Spain, based in Madrid about the deadly attack in Barcelona on Thursday.

An American In Barcelona Reacts To Van Attack

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 16:36

Andrew Roby is an American on vacation in Barcelona and was in the vicinity when a van drove into a crowd of people killing at least a dozen and injuring at least 50.

Terrorism Expert In Barcelona Talks About Van Attack Near Las Ramblas

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 16:36

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Nafees Hamid, a terrorism expert for Artis International, who was a few blocks away from Las Ramblas, where the attack in Barcelona occurred on Thursday.

In Birmingham, The Debate Over Confederate Monuments Is Renewed After Charlottesville

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 16:36

Birmingham, Ala., has a complicated relationship with racism. Some of the most notable events from the Civil Rights era took place in the city. Now, there's renewed debate about the fate of the city's Confederate monuments.

Mathematicians Could Help In Gerrymandering Legal Cases

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 16:36

Legal fights over racial and partisan gerrymandering are intensifying and mathematicians think they can help. Specialists in geometry are training to become expert witnesses in redistricting cases around the country.

Officials Still Searching For Bodies After Deadly Mudslides In Sierra Leone

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 16:36

Three days after mudslides killed hundreds in Sierra Leone's capital city, government officials are still searching for bodies under the rubble. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with the president's spokesman, Abdulai Bayraytay, about how the West African country is responding to the disaster.

Reporter In Barcelona Describes Scene Immediately After Deadly Van Attack

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 16:36

Jim Kent runs an English-language radio station in Barcelona and arrived at the scene in the Las Ramblas district shortly after he heard the news of the deadly van attack.

Varied Republican Response To Charlottesville Raises Questions On Legislative Ability

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 16:36

After their failed health care efforts, Republican lawmakers are regrouping for the coming fight this fall to overhaul the entire federal tax code. But President Trump's handling of the racist-fueled violence in Charlottesville shows in stark terms how hard it is to keep the party on the same page.

Trump Voters Discuss The President's Comments On Confederate Monuments

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 16:36

As President Trump re-emphasizes his support for statues of Confederate leaders, Republican and Trump voters in Wisconsin weigh in on whether they agree with the president.